Aliases for MKX Gene
External Ids for MKX Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MKX Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MKX Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is an IRX family-related homeobox protein that may play a role in cell adhesion. Studies in mice suggest that this protein may be a regulator of tendon development. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MKX Gene
MKX (Mohawk Homeobox) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MKX include Smallpox and Cleft Palate, Isolated. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and proximal promoter DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific. An important paralog of this gene is IRX4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MKX Gene
May act as a morphogenetic regulator of cell adhesion.